• Location: Shanghai, China
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Discover the Jewish history of Shanghai on a half-day tour with an expert guide. Hear about Jewish immigration to Shanghai and visit important sites around the Hongkou district, also known as Shanghai Ghetto, where thousands of Jewish refugees lived during World War II. Stop at the memorial plaque in Huoshan Park and the Jewish Refugees Museum — formerly Ohel Moishe Synagogue. Your guide shares fascinating stories about the people whose lives intersected in Shanghai, including a Baghdadi–Jewish real estate developer, Chinese migrant workers and Jewish refugees from war-torn Europe.

Highlights

  • 4-hour tour of the Shanghai Ghetto and Jewish Shanghai
  • Learn about the history of Jews in Shanghai from a guide who specializes in Jewish history
  • See the former Cathay Hotel and hear about Sir Victor Sassoon, whose real estate investments changed the face of Shanghai
  • Understand the different waves of Jewish immigration to Shanghai
  • Walk through the Hongkou district, aka the Shanghai Ghetto
  • Stop at the Jewish Refugees Museum, housed in the former Ohel Moishe Synagogue
  • View a monument to the Jewish refugees of WWII in Huoshan Park

What You Can Expect

Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert

Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert

Customer Reviews

caroleries

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We met Dvir for a half day tour of the Jewish Ghetto . We are so glad that we came a day early for our tour of China with the express purpose of taking this tour. Dvir was extremely knowledgeable and gave a thorough lecture in which you learn so much. We started at the Bund prior to going to the Jewish quarter and the logistics were smooth. I highly recommend this tour.

jizaritsky

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was an amazing experience. Dvar really knew his stuff. Incredible info on the tombstones and where some of them were found. If you want to learn about the history of Jewish life in Shanghai, this is the tour.

seaflorida

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great tour. our guide Dvir was terrific. We were a small group of 10. We learned so much about the Jews in Shanghai from before WW2 to
the present. We visited the area where the Jews lived and visited the Jewish museum.

chickenminute

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Dvir is a knowledgeable and informative guide - he has such a wealth of knowledge about the Jewish history of Shanghai. I highly recommend this tour for those interested in Jewish history or history in general. You'll learn a lot of interesting info. Thank you very much for the tour, Dvir!!

Susan W United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was a comprehensive 4 hour tour which was very informative. It included visits to a former synagogue which is now a museum, the former Jewish ghetto and a home in the ghetto. Our guide provided a thorough history and was very knowledgeable about the events that had occurred. It was a very worthwhile tour and experience.

Amy G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

I would highly recommend this tour without any reservations to anyone traveling to Shanghai. Dvir, the guide, is friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about his work. He will provide you a full history of Jews in the Far East as well as share extensive information about WWII and China. It and #39;s a must do!

Simone k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Fabulous tour from an incredibly knowledgeable and passionate man. Great historical knowledge of Jewish settlement in Shanghai and interweaves it with general Shanghai history. Saw us well on our way at the end to a great dumpling restaurant.

Nancy J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Superb, knowledgable, highly recommend this window into a story not often heard about Shanghai's history.

jginsber

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This tour of Shanghai was a highlight. Dvir shares so much information and knowledge and took us through the amazing area highlighting so much. We felt as if we were walking in the steps of the Jews of the Past.
This tour is a must.
Well done Dvir.

Harry K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This was a most informative tour that took us through 100 years of Jewish history in Shanghai. Anfisa was a great guide with an engaging manner and depth of knowledge. I'd highly recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in the Jewish history in Shanghai.

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